Rosebud Flower Tutorial

I have been wanting to make a small rosebud style flower for some time for my scrapbooking and cardmaking and so I purchased the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland purposely to do this (not that I normally need an excuse!).

So here is a picture tutorial as to how I made these little flowers. 

These are the flowers from the die cut I used and the order in which I used them.  I used Stampin Up Very Vanilla cardstock and you need just one of each of the four individual shapes.

I spritzed them with Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist and blended (very lightly) some Vintage Photo Distress Inks around the edges.

I used a ball embossing tool on some foam using a circular motion in the centre of the wrong side of the flower (just the two smallest ones).  This just helps the edges curl up slightly making the next stage a little easier.

Taking the smallest of the flowers I placed a small amount of glue at the left hand edge of each petal (I am using Art Glitter Clear Adhesive, but any pva glue will do). Then fold each petal into the centre glueing the layers together.  It was not possible to take a photograph of this stage so I hope you can see from the picture what I have done.  Don't worry too much if the edges collapse a bit at this stage, or it is not too circular as this is the inner rosebud.

Place your completed rosebud into the centre of the slightly larger flower and placing glue again on the lower half of each petal go through the same process, folding towards the centre, one at a time.

The rosebud centre is now completed.

Taking the other two flower shapes, I have used the ball embossing tool on the right side this time creating a little bit of shape to the petals.  It is then just a matter of layering your rosebud onto these petals.

The completed flower, about the size of a 50 pence piece.

  I also used the larger leaves from the Tattered Flower Garland, blended some Bundled Sage Distress Ink onto them, misted them with some water and scrunched them up a bit.  When they were dry I blended a little Vintage Photo around the edges. 

I think this will be such a versatile little flower!  I hope you have some fun making them too.


Sue said…
The rosebuds are lovely Jennie. Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us I'm definitely going to try these at the weekend.
...hi Jennie...a great tutorial, flowers are timeless & so appealing & its always great to see how to get certain effects with petals etc so thankyou...your LO is just loVely...Mel :)
Netty said…
That sure is a terrific die but alas my old machine won't take it. Loving your gorgeous flowers and your fabulous card. Annette x
Hettie said…
Beautiful layout there Jennie and the roses are gorgeous. Lovely papers you have used.
LISA said…
These are very sweet Jennie!! I have that die too and love it!!
penny4thoughts said…
Hi Jennie - I loved reading your various flower tutorials and can't wait to try them! They look GORGEOUS on your pages.
Lisa said…
Beautiful little roses Jennie!!!
Anonymous said…
I love this! While I don;t have Tim Holtz machine I do have Cricut and can adapt a shape from that. Also the color with the soft edges, perfection!
Cheryl said…
Thank you for taking the time to show us how you make this beautiful flower. I will definitely give this a tr